When I was a kid the scholastic book people would give you a flimsy little mailer and you could pick a book. What felt like 100 days later your book would arrive, right in the middle of class, and my teachers would hand them out like trophies. My Mom and Dad always made sure that… Continue reading Books I Bought When I Was Sad
I'm weathering a bit of a storm in my life. Nothing terrible, there just seems to be a constant stream of bad news in my neck of the woods. When the emotional winds started to pick up and toss me around I did what I always do - I bought books. I tried not to… Continue reading Books Books Everywhere and Still I Didn’t Read.
I have read so many wonderful books this year that I have broken my favorites into Ten categories with a Winner and an Honorable Mention given. If you want more information I have added a link to any original review. Drumroll please.... Audiobooks Winner: So That Happened by Jon Cryer. My nine hours spent listening to… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2018
Dewey's 24 hour Readathon was this past weekend. It happens twice a year. I was so excited to participate again this time (my second) because I learned about it far enough in advance to plan my reading and food and schedule. Ahh, the best laid plans and intentions... From 8 a.m. until noon I was… Continue reading Dewey’s Readathon October 2018
The wonderful people at Dewey's 24 Hour Reathon hosted a Reverse Readathon this weekend. I only heard about it on Wednesday but I wanted to participate because, well, reading. I didn't do anything correctly. I missed the prompts that were posted on the site, I didn't know you were supposed to time yourself and I… Continue reading July 2018’s Reverse Readathon
Many years ago I started developing a major crush on Canada. I grew up in the mid-west and Canada seemed just a exotic and far away as Mexico. Also, as a cold-weather lover, Canada seemed more suited for me. Basically, Canada is my tall dark and handsome Jacob and everything south is the Edward everyone… Continue reading My Canadian Obsession
Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! I was tagged by the fabulous Maddie from Munch Reviews. I stumbled across her blog just recently but formed an instant connection - she has the heart of a true blue beautiful nerd and I have found more than a few fantastic reads on her blog. If you haven't been to her… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out
It is May 31st and tomorrow is officially SUMMER in my book! I like to make summer goals. And, my main goal is to beat my backlist. I started out the New Year with this goal but I am floundering. That is actually a lie. Floundering is being kind to myself. I have read one book and… Continue reading Summer and Beating the Backlist.
There are some beautiful end of the year posts out there. And, a big thanks must be given to The Perpetual Page Turner for creating the survey that helps blogger and writers look back on their year of reading. Unfortunately, as I have lamented in the past, I am terrible at keeping track of my… Continue reading 2017’s Year of Reading and 2018’s Bookish Resolutions
Recently, I admitted that my currently reading shelf on Goodreads is an utter sham. I use that designation to remind me which books are borrowed from the library in an attempt to prioritize reading them. Now I have another admission. The scanning capability on the Goodreads app and my total lack of self control has… Continue reading My Massive TBR Bookshelf